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BHS theater students present Woman’s Forum program

BHS theater students present Woman’s Forum program
April 01
08:55 2022

Students from Breckenridge High School’s recent One-Act Play production of “Little Women” presented the program at the Breckenridge Woman’s Forum meeting on Tuesday, March 29.

BHS Theater Arts Teacher Tucker Young introduces the students to the Woman’s Forum and gives a brief overview of the One-Act Play process. (Courtesy Photo)

The students introduced themselves and gave a brief overview of their roles in the production, ranging from sound, sets and the roles they were cast in.

BHS Theater Arts Teacher Tucker Young explained the rules and guidelines for One-Act Play competition, such as how they have time limits for their performance, including only 7 minutes to set up their stage and 7 minutes to completely dismantle and take down their set. Since their set was an entire house, that was a challenge for the students. BHS won several awards, and 13 of the 18 students were participating in One-Act Play for the first time.

The One-Act Play process started in November with auditions. Once the cast was announced, the students spent two and a half months rehearsing and attended two clinics, as well as hosted a clinic. They practiced three nights a week from 6 to 9 p.m. and sometimes added a Sunday night rehearsal, as well. Their show, “Little Women,” was adapted to be a more modern version without compromising the storyline. The judges’ perspective is what sends them to the next level. The judges praised their efforts, and they placed fifth overall.

Young is a first-year BHS teacher from San Angelo. He graduated from Texas Tech University and said he couldn’t be more proud of the program. In the fall, the BHS theater department performed “Epic Proportions,” and BHS will be doing another production, “Defying Gravity,” in May.

After a question and answer session with the students, the Woman’s Forum enjoyed some improvised skits by the students. The Woman’s Forum members gave random locations, how the characters were related and the objective they were trying to accomplish, and the students acted out the scenes. According to those attending the meeting, it was hilarious watching Jason and Abigail, who were recently broken up astronauts in space trying to get to Mars; Zoey and Ashton, who were siblings in England trying to get the guard in Buckingham Palace to smile; and, Zaea and McKenna, who were twins in New York City trying to find the theater.

The meal for the meeting was catered by Mi Familia restaurant, and the hostesses were Linda Lippe, Mona Craig, Linda Burdic, Jackie Judkins and Lynda Justus. The door prize was provided by Mona Craig. The March community service project was providing adult coloring books, colored pencils and assorted puzzle books for the patients of the 23-hour short stay department at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

Hostesses for the March meeting of the Breckenridge Woman’s Forum were, from left, Linda Burdic, Linda Lippe, Jackie Judkins, Lynda Justus and Mona Craig. (Photo courtesy of the Woman’s Forum)

 

Cutline, top photo: Members of Breckenridge High School’s One-Act Play team recently visited the Woman’s Forum to present the program for the group. Pictured are, back row, from left, Ashton Chambers and Jaylen Harper; and, front row, from left,  Abigale Wylie, Tori Gotchall, Zaea Ragle, Zoey Cotter, McKenna Adams and Claire David. (Photo courtesy of the Breckenridge Woman’s Forum)

Information provided by Mary Griffin with the Breckenridge Woman’s Forum

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